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It’s time for another Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC tease

The mystery Pokemon is related to Terapagos

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Earlier this year, we learned that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet would be getting two DLC drops spread across 2023, similar to the last generation. “The Teal Mask” arrives in the fall and “The Indigo Disk” is coming in the winter; since their initial reveal, we haven’t learned much info about the DLC: until recently.

The new generation of the anime (sans Ash) teased another upcoming Pokemon, and it looked to be directly related to (or perhaps an early/chibi form of) Terapagos. Well, the Pokemon Company straight-up confirmed it in a tweet today.

Here’s a quick recap of all the info we have so far:

“A newly discovered Pokemon appears in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero for Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet! Its splendid aura is reminiscent of the Legendary Pokemon Terapagos, but this Pokemon’s name and true nature are shrouded in mystery. This Pokemon is small in stature and not particularly strong, but when push comes to shove, it can crystallize the energy in its body to form a protective shield. Apparently, it can also assume a dormant state when it feels that its life is in danger by pulling its head, limbs, and tail into its shell and making itself look like a jewel.”

So we got a full official image of the Pokemon beyond the anime, and we know it’s related to Terapagos (one of the new DLC ‘mons). It’s something! It could be the Mew to the Terapagos’ Mewtwo, or it could be unrelated and simply “reminiscent” of the DLC turtle (or something else entirely, as Pokemon has myriad ways to create new ‘Dex entries or accommodate for forms). Either way, it’s nice to see another ‘mon confirmed that’ll eventually be added to the ‘Dex far ahead of the fall.


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